espacio cero dedicates mausoleums for barragán, goéritz and reyes in mexico
 
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oct 18, 2016

espacio cero dedicates mausoleums for barragán, goéritz and reyes in mexico

 

emotional architecture, born in the 1950s, is a style that embraces space, color and light — creating buildings that encourage meditation and reflection. it was conceived by mexican architect luis barragán and sculptor/painter mathias goéritz, both frustrated by the cold functionalism of modernism. in 1954, barragán and goéritz published ‘the emotional architecture manifesto’ in which they argue how architecture needs to be spiritually uplifting. the torres de satélite (satellite tower), mexico’s first urban sculptures, perfectly reflects emotional architecture and had its first planning in 1957— led by luis barragan, painter jesús reyes ferreira and mathias goeritz. with this in mind, espacio cero –mexican architectural practice–  proposes to use the interior forgotten space of the torres de satélite as mausoleums for barragán, goéritz and reyes — commemorating their great artistic legacy.

 

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original authors of the project

 

 

for each tower of the urban sculpture, espacio cero assigned an internal function that does not alter its artistic and social nature but that activates a sequential procession through the square. the lower structure (tower of silence) contains a chapel that keeps the mystical-religious spirit of its creators. three towers (red, blue and white) are dedicated as mausoleums for barragán, goéritz and reyes (tower of remembrance) where their urns are located. the tallest one (tower of sound) offers a place where people can see the entire city as symbol of mystical ascent.

 espacio cero mausoleums barragán goéritz reyes mexico designboom
the inner space

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the tower of silence

espacio cero mausoleums barragán goéritz reyes mexico designboom
tower of sound

espacio cero mausoleums barragán goéritz reyes mexico designboom
the tower of remembrance

espacio cero mausoleums barragán goéritz reyes mexico designboom
construction process of the towers

espacio cero mausoleums barragán goéritz reyes mexico designboom
proposed program for espacio cero’s towers

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mystical ascent: the top

 

 

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edited by: lea zeitoun | designboom

  • Viva!

    nelsondreyesarchitect says:
  • Que mejor que descansen en su propia obra. GRAN IDEA.

    alberto villa says:

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